This month, you’re probably planning on seeing Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens but there are plenty of other films hitting cinemas. Here are ten releases we think you should consider seeing this month, complete with UK release date and why we’re recommending them!

7 Films to see in December 2015 That Aren’t Star Wars

1) Victor Frankenstein – 3/12

This one won’t appeal to everyone, but if you’re a fan of silly adventure films, you might just enjoy it. With a surprisingly good cast featuring James McAvoy as the title character, Daniel Radcliffe as Igor, and with a supporting cast featuring Andrew Scott, Mark Gatiss and Charles Dance, this one might just be good fun.

7 Films to see in December 2015 That Aren’t Star Wars

2) Krampus – 4/12

A B horror movie that promises both laughs and scares? Sign me up! This could be the ultimate Christmas horror film, which is apparently a genre?

7 Films to see in December 2015 That Aren’t Star Wars

3) The Night Before – 4/12

The third Christmas release this week, and the one I’m personally most excited about, this Seth Rogen / Anthony Mackie / Joseph Gordon-Levitt comedy will no doubt have some ‘three wise men’ jokes, as well as many, MANY others.

7 Films to see in December 2015 That Aren’t Star Wars

4) Shelter – 11/12

The second release in two weeks to feature Anthony Mackie, this drama is the directorial début from Paul Bettany, and features his real life wife Jennifer Connelly.

7 Films to see in December 2015 That Aren’t Star Wars

5) Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie – 21/12

Although not as much of a big deal as it is in America, Peanuts is certainly a recognisable brand. With decent early reviews and little competition in the family market, this could be a good choice for those wanting something animated at this time of year.

7 Films to see in December 2015 That Aren’t Star Wars

6) Daddy’s Home – 26/12

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg reunite for this comedy, which sees them going head to head to earn the affections of Wahlberg’s biological children, who Ferrell is now the step father of. They had good chemistry in The Other Guys, and hopefully they can recapture that energy for Daddy’s Home.

7 Films to see in December 2015 That Aren’t Star Wars

7) In the Heart of the Sea – 26/12

The film that we all should have seen months ago, but got pushed back because the studio think it can win Oscars, this is probably the most essential cinematic experience of the month (excluding the obvious), and if nothing else it will have some excellent visuals.

Which of these films are you planning on seeing this month? Have we missed any you’re excited about? Share any thoughts in the comments.